Land, Sea or Air?

Military Priorities: Historical Choices?

  • Authors
  • Michael D. Hobkirk

Part of the RUSI Defence Studies book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael D. Hobkirk
    Pages 1-8
  3. Michael D. Hobkirk
    Pages 9-31
  4. Michael D. Hobkirk
    Pages 32-51
  5. Michael D. Hobkirk
    Pages 52-85
  6. Michael D. Hobkirk
    Pages 86-121
  7. Michael D. Hobkirk
    Pages 122-141
  8. Michael D. Hobkirk
    Pages 142-184
  9. Michael D. Hobkirk
    Pages 185-197
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 198-208

About this book


Throughout history many nations have had to make hard choices between a land and a maritime strategy. This study covers the history of such choices, beginning with the Persian invasion of Greece in 490BC and ending with the many and various choices facing the Western world in the aftermath of the Cold War. If many wars of the past are now seen as the outcome of maritime/land strategies, the lessons learned from them and discussed in this book can provide some answers to those who have to consider wars of the future.


cold war history planning strategy war

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-22013-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22011-3
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